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The twisted loop caston is an easy methodthat will produce asoft, elastic edge. It is agreat choice for addingon stitches or whenknitting lace.
Twisted Loop Cast On
Make a slip knot with a tail long enough to cast on required number of stitches(about ½" per stitch); place slip knot on needle. Holding needle and yarn tail fromball in right hand, wrap yarn from back to front around left thumb; hold tail withyour fingers
Bring needle from bottom to top through loop of yarn on thumb
Slide loop off thumb and pull on yarn tail to tighten loop on needle
Repeat Steps #2 and #3 to cast on required number of stitches.
If your cast on stitchesare too tight, use aneedle one or twosizes larger thanthe pattern calls for.Switch back to correctneedle size before youbegin to knit.
The two-strand cast onis another easy method.It a great choice formost situations, andproduces a strong edgewith some elasticity. Itwill look better if thefirst row of your projectis a wrong side row.
Make a slip knot with atail long enough to cast onrequired number of stitches(about ½" per stitch); placeslip knot on needle. Holdingslip knot in place with rightindex finger, place thumband index finger of left handbetween the two yarn tails.Wrap short tail around indexfinger and tail from ballaround thumb. Hold tailswith ring and pinky finger
Bring needle from bot-tom to top through loop onthumb
Bring needle from rightto left through loop onfinger
Bring needle from top tobottom back through loopon thumb, keeping yarnloop on needle
Slip thumb out of itsloop and bring it down un-der the yarn tail at the frontof the needle. Pull withthumb and index finger togently tighten cast on stitch
Repeat Steps #2–#5 tocast on required number of stitches.
Two Strand Cast On